- chairbc May 29, 2013 11:54 PM
Had two meals at Bar Restaurant Espanol in Plasencia--enjoyed thoroughly. This is on the Plaza Mayor, northwest side....busy at midday, lively in the evening.
Standard Spanish food, with Extremaduran specialties....generous servings.
Midday, we had Menu Del Dia for 12 Euros--
herself: gaspacho, revueltos (scrambled eggs) with wild mushrooms and a bit of ham and shrimp, and vanilla ice cream that she bragged on.
myself: migas (fried breadcrumbs) with a fried egg, bacalao (cod; fresh) in a tomato sauce and a truly wonderful orange.
somehow they didn't charge us for the bottle of red we enjoyed, nor the bottle of water, nor the bottle of 7-up-like soda they supplied to mix in with the wine (didn't do this).
my better half mentioned that her revueltos, ordered ala cart, would have been 12 Euros.
We went back in the evening and shared a big green salad with bacon, walnuts, and shredded cheese (it was on the menu as cheese salad, with 3 types of queso, so I expected blocks of whatever....this was really refreshing) and mushroom caps stuffed with ham. Also each had a glass of red, and when we asked for "something local" as a digestif, they comped us to glasses of acorn Liqueur...
whole thing was around 20 Euros--two of us couldn't finish either dish, htey were that generously sized.
A (cheap) bottle of wine (or a glass of better wine) usually comes with the menú del día (as does coffee or dessert). It is a great deal and you get a chance to eat the kinds of comfort food that people whip up at home. A restaurant we go to in Trujillo starts things off with an "amuse bouche" of an entire tortilla (or two) and a big bowl of migas. If I don't pace myself, I'm pretty much done before I've begun...